3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Advocates of the use of technology in education often come over as evangelists with a cause to promote for its own sake.
Having read a lot of Selwyn's earlier work, I already knew he is well able to avoid that particular pitfall - and when I read this book in Spring 2011 I was not disappointed.
The book offers a very balanced view of the promise, prospects and politics of the use of ILT in education.
Along with Facer's Learning Futures: Education, Technology and Social Change
I recommend it to anyone with a serious (academic or otherwise) interest in this field.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great book - frightening and stimulating at the same time!
Author maintains that
"We can rewrite the relationship between education and socio-technical change." (p.10)
As a grandparent, and having started my education career as a "Lecturer in Environmental Science" in 1975, I'm struck by Keri's attention throughout to intergenerational and sustainability issues as fundamental to understanding where education, and schools, need to go in future. This is the first time I've seen ed-tech issues set so well in that context.
Along with Neil Selwyn's most recent book, "Education and Technology : Key Issues and Debates", this provides an invaluable… Read more